American Vernacular featured as Q2 Album of the Week!
Collection of American piano premieres on "vernacular" theme
Nicholas Phillips' laudable new commissioning project, American Vernacular, featuring new solo piano works by composers ranging from David Rakowski to Ethan Wickman to Joel Puckett, was featured recently as Q2's Album of the Week as well as in a review in Sequenza 21.
"Phillips achieves the opposite with these endearingly modest interpretations. Some of the pieces in this program must be devilishly hard to play, but he'd much rather we notice the charm of the studies on "American Vernacular" than their difficulty." - Q2
"No matter the composers’ inspirations, Nicholas Phillips delivers solid and engaging performances which give first-time listeners all the overt connections they need and all the nuance that repeat listenings can uncover. American Vernacular is well worth checking out for anyone interested in current trends of contemporary American piano music." - Sequenza21